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Originally posted by BillMurphy This REALLY makes me hopeful for EQNext, on a personal note.
It was an idea which I had too.
I wonder what to make of the Titan delay. One can assume that Blizzard always kept an eye on the market, and what we see is, that WOW-type MMOs (pure themeparks) are just reaching the end of the road. I'd say TESO will probably be the last Triple A MMO of that sort. MMOs without any sandbox elements are just at the end of the line, as I see it. So Blizz maybe realized that one does not simply make a WOW clone. Even if you are Blizzard.
Still, it may leave an awfully long gap for them. I hardly think WOW will keep high subs for much longer. Once a serious downspiral accelerates, WOW may go down much, much faster than we think. And then they have a long gap between their games.
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Well Bungie will be happier now then , Destiny has a 2 year head start and isn't the second game pegged for around 2016 ? Then the third about 2 more years after that. I was going to look into Titan , just because it's supposedly a sci-fi MMO. We might even get a western release of PSO2 before Titan now lol.
Yeah I guess the door is open for ESO , Wildstar and EQNext. Not sure what the reason for most developers opting for the sandbox , off the back of what evidence ? Anyways maybe ESO will be one of the last themepark MMO's for the next few years , very weird. Let's hope all this sandbox obsession doesn't backfire.
PSO 4 years , EQOA 4 months , PSU 7 years , SWTOR launch ongoing , PSO2 SEA launch ongoing , Destiny 360 launch ongoing."SWG was not fun. Let it go buddy." quote from iiNoSkillzii 10/18/13The original propoganda pixie dust villain :
Originally posted by InsaneDalek This article of course assumes that anybody gives a sh*t about Titan anymore. Hate to break it to you, but that ship's sailed, circumvented the globe, and come back bearing exotic spices. Titan hasn't been relevant to anyone but the most rabidly fervent of Blizzard fans in half a decade.
My sense is that when it finally does come out it will garner enough interest, praise, hype to gather back all the people who were initially interested.
There seems to be a trend with "some" gamers that, when they find out an anticipated game is delayed or set for a far release they stomp their feet, cry "If I can't have it now then I'm never buying it" and then they pick up their toys and go.
When the game is released it will be judged on its merit. doesn't matter if people were waiting for it or not.
Or better yet, people shouldn't wait. "What? X game company is working on a particular game? Sharks with Lasers? Sounds great, can't wait to see what it turns out to be when they eventually release it".
So this wont be coming out for ages if it even comes out at all.
Maybe they are changing the core game mechanics to a newer engine of sorts? This kind of makes sense because designers and such wouldn't be needed while this is taking place, so they get reassigned until needed again? Just a speculation on my part, I don't have much knowledge on these things.
Too bad though, I was looking forward to trying out the new game sooner. Oh well.
Originally posted by Nikopol Some pretty wild theories here. Use some logic people! Here's what happened: Blizzard wanted to make a true blue Cthulhu mythos dark fantasy game. What they didn't expect, though, was Cthulhu himself showing up! And demanding ownership! Or... ...or, you know, "else"... Blizzard being Blizzard, of course they wouldn't give ownership to some old deity whose name they couldn't pronounce without spitting their mouthful of pie... so they said "jus eff dis!", and decided they could make a knock-off Cthulhu mythos instead, using the assets in hand. But... Cthulhu ate those assets! You heard that right: Blizzard has gone back to the drawing board to start from scratch, because Cthulhu ate their game! There you have it. No need to come up with some mad conspiracy theory.
Probably one of the least biased and most logical speculation I've rad on this subject today.
Originally posted by IridescentOrk I say good call. There are too many games I want to play and don't have time for all.
He, he, .... exactly mine problem. :-)) Never been so many mediocre games on market but at same time never in past there were so many good games I want to play. :-))
haha blizzard are clueless, they are now as bad as EA, diablo 3 was a bomb (they lied about full pvp), heard titan was going to be a space sim thing? if so it would have bombed compared to Star Citizen, this whole move was based on one question, "will it compete with star citizen?" the answer is a a big no! new kings and old kings of the gaming industry will rise up.
Originally posted by Vorthanion I had hoped that maybe, for once, Blizzard was going to do something original. This announcement doesn't bode well for that hope nor does it give me any confidence that they are willing to do anything original with the reset.
How can you possibly come to that conclusion. There is literally ZERO official information on the game other than it being a new IP. Nobody on this site knows anything nor can they come to any legitimate conclusion. it's all 100% guesswork.
This probably good news, we can only hope. I believe MMO development as a whole needs a "reboot. The time has past, for me anyway, where a game is designed around random mob killing/boss killing/collecting things/running here to talk to this NPC. I do enjoy crafting in a guild setting, where what you make is useful. Even then they will end up vendoring it not too long after, when they find a better item or out level it.
My two cents.
About the EQNext
/agree with you there Bill
Originally posted by Volgore Blizzard's problem is obviously that currently there aren't any good titles on the market of which they can blatantly copy+paste features into Titan. Remember that WoW was made of Eq/Eq2 and Blizzard has been living on SOE's ideas for so long, so they decided to wait it out until at least EQNext is released and gives Blizzard some material to further "develop" their own title.
Well lets not forget Ultima Online, Dark Age of Camelot and Meridian 59. A lot was borrowed from those titles also
Seems we ride the same boat!!!!
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